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Have your say on Navitus Bay wind farm plans

A drop in session is being held later in Bournemouth regarding plans for a wind farm in between Dorset and the Isle of Wight.

Navitus Bay would see nearly 200 turbines in the English Channel Credit: ITV Meridian

Navitus Bay would see nearly two hundred turbines, up to two hundred metres high in the English Channel.

Hundreds turned out to the last drop in session over Navitus Bay plans Credit: ITV Meridian

The public has until June the twenty third to register their comments with the Planning Inspectorate - which is on hand today to show how to do that.

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Meeting to discuss windfarm plans

A meeting to discuss plans for a wind farm off the Dorset coast could be one of the largest ever. Organised by Bournemouth Council.

It's thought more than one thousand people will attend on Saturday to hear from both supporters and critics of the Navitus Bay proposal. If it went ahead it would see more than one hundred and ninety turbines in the Solent.

Final public consultation on wind park

Developers are today offering the public a chance to submit their views on wind park proposals across the south.

The public will have a chance to talk to the Navitus Bay project team about proposals at a series of exhibitions across eight locations in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

The consultation which run until 11th October and is a culmination of more than three years of environmental work.

The documents will set out the potential impacts of the project and the proposed measures to minimise these effects during the construction and operation.

Almost 2,000 people attended our last round of consultation events and we are hoping that many more will come to the September exhibitions to let us know what they think about our findings and assessments. All the responses we receive will be analysed independently and will help inform the preparation of the Environmental Statement which forms part of the official planning application."

– Mike Unsworth, Project director of Navitus Bay